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billnotben
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NOX Bottles

Yes I have to admit to being a bit naive as I had thought all those little metal bottles I kept seeing here and there was the result of a big sodastream revival due to the lockdown.

But I see it's NOX which is some sort of "high" I guess. A quick google search and up popped Wales, Wales online  but I have to say what I see there is nothing.

A few months back in a busy shopping area there was a mass fallout of these bottles which is when I finally twigged sodastream was not involved. At a rough guess I would say there were probably at least a couple of brim full big carrier bags full and probably a lot more tipped over the pavements. Some large areas you had to make room just to put your foot down.

After a few days it started to be cleaned up. It was getting damned dangerous especially when the bottles started spilling into the road and walk at night, forget it.

There was nothing the news about any lockdown police raid so who knows. Still if a few dozen people want to gas themselves quietly who am I to object. Just next time use the recycle bins.

 

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@billnotben 

Never knew about these either, but they are used as a propellant apparently for stuff like whipped cream dispensers but like all things, kids find another use for what are mini nitrous oxide canisters. 

Nitrous oxide? Somebody is having a laugh or maybe something much worse but hey, not for sale to under 18s so that's OK then. 

Yeah right.🙄

PS. NOX for noxious I'm guessing.


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I still can't get over the sight of there being more cannisters than pavement.

Whipped cream? I did wonder what they were really for.

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@Minivanman wrote:

🙄

PS. NOX for noxious I'm guessing.


 

NOX... Nitrous Oxide...... aka  "Laughing Gas".... aka the stuff dentists used to use to knock you out when you were a kid to take your teeth out !.

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That's one helluva lot of NOx @billnotben . It's been illegal for public use since 2016, but that doesn't seem to mean much these days.  🙄


Just next time use the recycle bins.

Probably incapable of finding one.


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@Minivanman wrote:

PS. NOX for noxious I'm guessing.


Probably stands for obNOXious idiots on our streets!

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billnotben
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Another thing I can't work out is why. Why dump all that over what are busy pavements during the day? I mean it must have been heavy hard work, during the night I assume. Has to be some sort of in joke between users.

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Which is why I said in my post somebody was having a laugh. 😀


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Never had laughing gas at the dentist. Someone who had said it's not very pleasant, like being suffocated.

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Now that comedy is becoming so politically correct that they can't make fun of anything, perhaps they need to hand out these in order to get a laugh out of the audience.

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@billnotben 

Just the one time for me with gas at the dentist. 

I must have been about 12 or 13 and having an awkward tooth removed, but when being given gas I had a reaction akin to having a fit. Never again, and the memory of it all even down to the smell is still with me over sixty years later..

It was certainly a horrible experience.


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